Yeovil Town are about to sign Peterborough United striker Scott Rendell on a month's loan. The deal is a second scoop for the Glovers following the loan signing of Stockport County defender Gareth Owen - and like Owen's signature the move comes right under the noses of a League Two side.
The rather miffed club this time are Luton Town, who even had their loan deal confirmed officially on Peterborough's official site before the Glovers nipped in and grabbed the player. Luton managing director Gary Sweet accused Posh of going back on their word:
"It's disappointing that a fellow Club from the football family agreed terms only to subsequently renege on the deal. It may not be such a crucial blow for us but it has wasted a day which should have been spent recruiting an alternative striker."
Rendell will now go into Yeovil Town's squad for the trip to Northampton Town on Saturday. Posh manager Darren Ferguson - at that time talking of Rendell's move to Luton - explained why he was willing to allow the striker to go out on loan:
"I just felt that Scott needs games, he wasn't in the squad at the weekend and obviously wants to play. We have Aaron, Craig Mackail-Smith, Shaun Batt and George Boyd who can play there he wouldn't get in ahead of those players. Scott understood the situation and is looking forward to playing matches."
Luton Town's official site have stated that Rendell is heading to Somerset - the Peterborough and Yeovil official sites have yet to have their say on the matter.
Scott is a 21 year old 6'1" striker, who was born on October 21st 1986 in Ashford. He started his career with Aldershot Town before moving on to Forest Green Rovers and Crawley Town. However, his career began to seriously take off when he moved to Cambridge United, where he was their top scorer last season - scoring 17 league goals in 23 starts.
That was enough to alert Peterborough United, who took him on loan at London Road in March 2008, with an undisclosed fee already agreed with Cambridge. The deal was made permanent this summer, but the glut of strikers that Posh have, has made it difficult for Scott to break into their side. So far, he has been involved in three League One matches this season, scoring one goal, but with the Glovers having a far smaller squad than Peterborough, he should find games easier to come by.
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